The court of popular opinion is constantly in session, especially when a young woman is the accused creator. Billie Eilish, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who is still a teenager, releases her second album as a result of backlash to her success (seven Grammys to date; Happier Than Ever has had more Apple Music listeners add it to their libraries before its release than any other album).
Eilish has been charged with queerbaiting and subliminal racism in recent weeks. Her decision to switch from the green hair and wide hip-hop outfits she wore for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go (2019), to platinum blond locks and even corsetry has already caused outrage (for a British Vogue shoot).
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Eilish has had to reiterate that she will display herself whatever she pleases in regards to optics; her 2020 broadside Not My Responsibility is reproduced on Happier Than Ever because it is important to do so. Over Heated, a morbid track on this album, analyses the iconic paparazzo incident in which she was photographed wearing a vest.
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- Cannes Anatomy Of A Standing Ovation For The French Dispatch
The straightforward message of the song is significantly diminished by a rhyme-association chorus that falls short of Eilish’s typically high standards. However, there are very few errors in this daring and elegant follow-up. Eilish’s new appearance, which is a peak Hollywood bombshell captured in a sobbing pose, goes well with her latest album.
Though there is not much overlap, there are some similarities to Lana Del Rey. Happier than Ever doubles her characteristic sound’s retro and nostalgic aesthetics, which Finneas O’Connell and Eilish honed. They contrast vintage satin gown embellishments with ultramodern digitals. Eilish’s selection for a Bond theme wasn’t a coincidence.
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My Future, released in November of last year, served as the start of the Happier era. It mixed a traditional torch song with era-appropriate funk-pop. Five more songs are included in this collection of musical throwbacks, including some pre-pop vocalisation, the fun Bille Bossa Nova bossa nova, and Hawaiian winds, the album’s title track.
Everybody Dies by Eilish is a mature song about dying that takes death extremely seriously. If they lost all of their loved ones, he wonders if anyone would want to be preserved via cryogenics. Beautiful church organ music with a 60s flair and a coda is called Halley’s Comet.
Therefore, the main theme is ageing. Eilish’s combination of experience and youth as a woman coming into her sexuality makes her better than most at recognising partners who are looking for mirrors rather than equals. Many people have talked about his song Your Power, which is about abusive relationships.
Several tracks on Happier… are about awareness, dealing with mistakes from the past, or acknowledging painful situations. These more delicate and poised kisses to guys are of poorer quality: Just two songs—I Didn’t Change My Number and the title song—continue the concept of the earlier album Lost Cause.
On the album’s lead single, Eilish lashes out at a careless partner while ranting about how she has never taken to criticising her ex on social media. The song starts out slow then cranks up and gets drenched around the halfway point.
This rocker squall marks a break from O’Connell’s style and provides Eilish, a master of understated restraint who understands how to keep her powder dry, with a rare opportunity for catharsis.